Use the Proper Healing Balms and Ointments
Caring for your skin is absolutely vital year round, and even more so in the Summer months. With more time spent outside with the heat beating down, you are at higher risk of sun damage. Now add a new tattoo into the mix and you've got to be really careful. Not only is there a risk of sun damage, but your tattoo may also get discoloured, fade, or even cause scarring if not cared for properly. Although this is particuarly important for new tattoos, old ink can also be impacted by exposure to the sun, too.
Because we take this topic seriously, we asked an expert to weigh in on exactly the steps you can take to ensure you're caring for your tattoo properly. We enlisted dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, MD to share her best tips in caring for and protecting a tattoo over the Summer. Why spend all that money (and pain) getting your perfect ink for the sun to ruin all that hard work.
— Additional reporting by Tori Crowther